Immortal Yearnings Mystical Imaginings and Primordial Affirmations of the Afterlife ~ Annamaria Hemingway PhD


The archetypal and symbolic qualities of mystical states of consciousness are ineffable, timeless, and fleeting, but they act as powerful reminders that it is possible to transcend our limited understanding to glimpse a unified eternal reality, which we are part of. The pilgrimage of life ends in death–there is no denial of this fact, but in Immortal Yearnings, we are asked to consider whether by giving the symbolism from universal imaginings a voice, we can use our perception to enrich our myths about death.

Immortal Yearnings invites the reader on a voyage through the mysterious shape shifting world of archetypes and symbols that manifest in illuminating epiphanies during mystical states of consciousness, including that of the NDE. Exploring these constant recurring patterns of death and rebirth reveals how they not only provide the foundation for ancient religious and spiritual traditions, but remain hovering on the edge of human consciousness to inspire the transcendent functioning of the Imagination in literature, poetry, works of art, and architecture that reflect the sacred essence of this dynamic living symbolism.
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Annamaria Hemingway, Ph.D., is a writer, speaker, and spiritual counselor in the practice of conscious living and dying. A personal quest to discover a deeper purpose to the pilgrimage of life led her on a path to study world religious and spiritual traditions, ancient rites and rituals, mystical states of consciousness, and universal cultural mythologies surrounding death and dying. She received an MA in Consciousness Psychology, and was also granted an MA/PhD in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has worked in hospice care, and is a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

Annamaria became fascinated in tracing how the primordial affirmation of death and rebirth, signifying the transformation of consciousness, is encapsulated in ancient resurrection myths, the practices of many diverse spiritual traditions, and alchemical symbolism Her research, detailed in Practicing Conscious Living and Dying, Myths of the Afterlife, and the soon to be published Immortal Yearnings, reveals that this same affirmation is still vitally alive and manifests in spiritually transformative experiences, including contemporary near-death experiences and deathbed visions, which reaffirm the ancient belief in the posthumous journey of the soul.

Rediscovering this great legacy of invaluable knowledge provides guidance on how to realign with the divine aspect of human existence in our materially driven culture and weaves a tapestry of hope that physical death may be just a transition into an eternal continuum of consciousness.

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  1. driuorno
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:37:24

    Reblogged this on BABAJI.

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